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23 September 2008 @ 08:22 am
Monster Cookies!  
Thank you for all your concern about my stupidity from the last post.  I did go to the Doctor, the guy that lives 3 doors down is actually who I ended up seeing, which we both agreed was strange.  He glared, I shrugged, and then I went home.  A good time was had by all.  I will live.

But I made 6 dozen cookies for the school bake sale tonight (I'm a regular Holly Homemaker I am - *snort*) and thought I'd share the recipe.  :)  My friend Stephanie gave it to me.

You better have one heck of a mixer, though.  Or your own personal ultimate fighting champion, because this batter is STIFF.

Cast of Characters:

Not pictured - the vanilla!  He's a cagey little guy. 

This recipe needs a very large bowl and a heavy duty mixer to avoid doing it by hand.  Like INDUSTRIAL.  You need to do that, or McGyver your regular mixer somehow. (If anyone can do that, I'm counting on you, brendanm720 ) Sometimes I do the first 8 ingredients in the large mixer and pour over the dry ingredients that I have placed in a big bowl. It's tough.  Turns making cookies into a full contact sport.
1 cup butter    
1 lb brown sugar
2 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp syrup
4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 lbs peanut butter (24 oz)
9 cups rolled oats, uncooked (not quick oats)
1 lb m&ms
16 oz pkg of mini chocolate chips
a little package of raisins (I usually abhor the wrinkly little things, but I've found they keep the cookies moist (fresh) longer.  So if you can stand it, toss 'em in.)
Mix together in the order above.

LOOK!  IT"S ESCAPING!  And that's before the chocolate chips and M&M's.

It's a messy business.

I had to do it by hand.  The kitchen aid bowl wasn't big enough.  Of course I could have halved the recipe and made two batches, but I am inherently lazy.

Drop by tablespoons onto greased baking sheet.  Bake 350 for 12-15 minutes.  This will make 5-6 dozen large cookies.  I think that it is better to refrigerate dough awhile, then cook a little less than 350 degrees for the amount of time listed above.

And since Celeste asked, my new barstools.  I'm currently sitting on the one closest to the camera, having a cup of coffee.

And for Beci, the Broccoli Rice Casserole  Which came from my College roommate, Alyson:
1/4 c chopped onion
6 Tbsp butter
2 pkgs cooked chopped broccoli
4 c cooked rice
8 oz cheese whiz (I know.  Disgusting.  The end product is good, though, I swear)
2 cans cream soup (don't stick your finger in the can, though.  ;P)
1 1/2 c grated cheddar, or monterey jack and cheddar cheese
Worchestershire Sauce ( a little for flavor)
garlic powder (?)

Sautee onion in butter.  Stir in broccoli.  Combine soup, rice, cheese and worchestershire.  Add onion and broccoli.  Stir well to combine.  Pour (spoon) into greased baking dish and cook at 350F for 40-45 minutes.



No, screw it.


I feel:: cheerfulcheerful
I hear:: Ivy - Jackopierce
seegrim: maskseegrim on September 23rd, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
*in creepy stalker voice* I see you, Carrie!

ps. Cookies look yummy! (UPS store, anyone??)
seegrim: enchanted eyesseegrim on September 23rd, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
pps. Cute stools! (As they better be...)
Carrie Leigh: Alphabet soupcarrie_leigh on September 23rd, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they better last forver.
Lauradream_mancer on September 23rd, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
Alas, I have no mixer. Neither does my mother. Damn. But those cookies looked good.

I'll be making two dinners this weekend, and I can't decide which. Enchiladas are on the menu, and I may make either my dad's homemade chili or taco soup. Can't decide.
Carrie Leigh: cake or death?carrie_leigh on September 23rd, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
I love taco soup. Yum.
Jessica K Malfoy: frank sinatrajessicakmalfoy on September 23rd, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)

i LOVE baking cookies.

i need a kitchen-aid though!
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on September 23rd, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
They're the BEST!
I'm just me: Dirty minds -cm girlsairmidm on September 23rd, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Sorry, I have this mental image of Carrie vs. the Doctor now. ;)

The cookies look yummy! I may have to try the recipe. I don't have a mixer though, everything has to be done by hand for now. :(

Lovely barstools!

And hee, I haven't watched The Office, but I am all squeeful over the Criminal Minds premiere. ;)

Carrie Leigh: I talk to myselfcarrie_leigh on September 23rd, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
In that grudge match, I would surely win. I'm scrappy.

If you don't have a mixer, half the batch, or make sure your biceps are up to par. Sadly, mine aren't.

And I've never watched Criminal minds!
I'm just me: quan-ti-coairmidm on September 23rd, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
Hee! I am sure you would win. ;)

I will have to remember that- or call in the minions kids to help stir. LOL!

*gapes* You so should! though...if you are squicked easily maybe not.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Jim/Pam - Walkingjandjsalmon on September 23rd, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
The cookies look SOOOOOO good!! I am bookmarking so I can make them as well. - or you could send me some. You have my address. What's another dozen when you're already making 6, right?

And yay for knowing where you're planting your butt! Your bar stools are lovely, btw.

ALSO - you know where I'm going to be on Thursday night! HEE!

and yay for going to the neighbourhood doctor... hee hee! I'm glad he glared. ;)

Carrie Leigh: Jim!carrie_leigh on September 23rd, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
I'm not sending you cookies, but I did get you other presents today. Making up a little present for you...

And shipping it to Jay, so that he can make sure I'm not trying to anthrax your family.

Nevermind that I don't know what anthrax is...
tracey_muove on September 24th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
OOOH I'm torn between saying, "Awww you don't need to send me anything" and "HEE!! YAY I love mail!" But seriously - no present it needed. I think your friendship is enough. :D

goeungurl: Office: jam lovegoeungurl on September 23rd, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
Love the barstools. I sense a story behind them though....

And don't hold back the love. SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!
Carrie Leigh: Jim and Pamcarrie_leigh on September 23rd, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
The barstools should last into infinity, with what I paid for them, and how long I waited for them to be shipped, that's all. :)

I'm sending you a present, soon...

I need more Office icons. Oooh. But I'm about to get 5 more userpics, I think, when it's time to re-up my paid account. :D More Jim! More JAM!

goeungurl: Office: jam kissgoeungurl on September 23rd, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
I really lol-giggled in the library when I read your "More Jim! More JAM!"

Amen, sista.
Not a lady at all: tw: lion+lamb=seamonstercosmo_jenny on September 23rd, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
dragonsangel68: Ewan Eat Medragonsangel68 on September 23rd, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
Bellamagneticwave on September 24th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
The cookies look wonderful . . . they also look like something out of an Ed Wood-grade horror movie, but what's cooking without a little danger? XD

I'm looking for a good brownie recipe - any recommendations?
Carrie Leigh: It was a dark and stormy nightcarrie_leigh on September 24th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
You know what? I think brownies are tough. When I make them from scratch, they sink in the middle every time, so I totally, unashamedly use the Duncan Hines brownie mix. I think it's called Double Chocolate Chip, or something like that, and then I just don't tell anyone. (Okay, so I'm a little ashamed. But you can't be good at everything.)

That dough did look like The Blob.

And Cooking with Danger. "Carrie Cooks With Danger!" When I get a TV show syndicated, that'll totally be the name. :)
Jazsekuh: Bonerjazsekuh on September 24th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
Yay for cookies, and for new episodes of the office. The first episode back is called weight loss and I saw a preview with Michael in a fat suit...should be pretty entertaining.
Carrie Leigh: Jim!carrie_leigh on September 24th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
I think I've watched all the spoilers that there are... I LOVE that show!
Jazsekuhjazsekuh on September 24th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah I finally saw a commercial last week where it actually showed scenes from this season and I was super excited.
anethema_deviceanethema_device on September 24th, 2008 09:46 am (UTC)
Yay, I want those Cookies. I may have to give them a try *grin* Thank you for the recipe, I look forward to making it.. Just one question though, what is Cheese Whizz?

I'm glad you got your hand sorted as well hunni..
Carrie Leigh: Pansy flowercarrie_leigh on September 24th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
Cheese Whiz is this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheez_Whiz

I'm thinking you could just use regular grated cheese, and come to think of it, I will too in the future, because that stuff's just gross.
anethema_deviceanethema_device on September 24th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
Ahh.. We don't have that here, it will have to be grated cheese unless I can find a substitute. I think I will try grated cheese.

Also sorry, Cream Soup? any particular type of creamed soup, or is it Cream SouP?
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on September 24th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
Cream of Mushroom, cream of chicken, or both. :)
anethema_deviceanethema_device on September 24th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I shall look forward to making it, I love Broccoli..